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Title:
Big
Edition:
Widescreen version.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c1998.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD ; widescreen presentation (1.85:1) ; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo ; region 1.

In English and French with optional subtitles in English and Spanish ; closed-captioned.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: PG.
Language:
English
General Note:
Originally produced as motion picture in 1988.

Includes original theatrical trailer.
Awards:
Golden Globe Award, 1989: Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, comedy/musical (Hanks).
Abstract:
A 12-year-old boy's wish comes true when he asks a mechanical carnival genie to make him 'big'. He manages to land a job at a toy company where he experiences the complications of being an adult.
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More than anything else, 13-year old New Jerseyite Josh (David Moscow) wants to be "big". That's the wish he makes at an odd-looking amusement pier fortunetelling machine. The next morning, Josh wakes up-only to discover that he's grown to manhood overnight! (At this point, the part is taken over by Tom Hanks). Still a 13-year-old mentally and emotionally, Josh decides to hide out in New York City until he can figure out what to do next. He lucks into a job with a major toy company run by kid-at-heart McMillan (Robert Loggia). By cannily bringing a child's eye view to McMillan's business, Josh rises to the top-and in process, he falls in love with fellow employee Susan (Elizabeth Perkins). But he's still a kid, and he'd like to go back to his own world and own body. Written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg, Big proved a crucial success for budding director Penny Marshall, who'd work harmoniously with Hanks again on the radically different A League of Their Own. The cinematography was by Barry Sonenfeld, who went on to become a director himself with The Addams Family. That Big was heavily reliant upon the input of Tom Hanks and Penny Marshall was proven by the failed attempt to turn the property into a Broadway musical. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi